Creating a Lean, Mean Distribution Machine

Check out Bridget McCrea’s article in TED Magazine.

“Paul Akers, president at FastCap, a product development company in Ferndale, Wash., and author of 2 Second Lean, says he’s inundated by associations and individual organizations that want to know more about lean. “It’s insane,” says Akers. “I get speaking requests every day from somewhere in the world. I can’t even keep up with it.”

Driving this demand, says Akers, is the lean’s transition from being an extremely analytical and technical concept, to one which primarily involves people. Where companies used to hire outside consultants to come in and “lean out” their facilities—a strategy that Akers says often failed—they’re now focusing on building out corporate cultures and creating lean-centric training programs.” To read the entire article, press here.